Thank You, Treasurer Grossman

March 13, 2013
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When he was running for State Treasurer, Steve Grossman came up with an idea to deposit state funds into local community banks that would in turn loan this money to local businesses. Well, it was a simple idea, but it has worked well. Treasurer Grossman was in East Boston on Monday afternoon at the...

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Police Briefs 03-13-2013

March 13, 2013
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3/4/13 Angela Blomquist, 32, 36 School St., Everett, was arrested on a warrant. Hakeem Cousins, 17, 51 Autumn St., Everett, was arrested for armed robberty (3 counts), resisting arrest, and disorderly person. Carlos DeJesus, 46, 190 Shute St., Everett, was arrested on a warrant. Adiney Rodriguez, 40, 21 Fairfield St., Malden, was arrested for...

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Obituaries 03-13-2013

March 13, 2013
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Alice Toto Dedicated Her Life to Her Family and Her Work Alice (Kelley) Toto of Everett died on March 8. Alice dedicated her life to her family and cafeteria work at the Hale School. She was the beloved wife for 61 years of the late Amelio “Ed” Toto; devoted mother of Edward Toto of...

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Mayor Visits Schools for Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

March 6, 2013
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Mayor Visits Schools for Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

This past Friday, Mayor DeMaria had the privilege of visiting the Whittier, Madeline English, Lafayette, and Webster Schools to read to students for Dr. Seuss’ birthday. The Mayor read to four different classes throughout the day, all of whom were thrilled to welcome their distinguished guest. All After the readings students had the chance...

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Wayne Matewsky Wins Primary by 51 Votes

March 6, 2013
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Councilor Wayne Matewsky rode strength in his home precinct to a 51 vote win over four Democratic rivals in Tuesday’s Special Election primary to replace former State Representative Stephen “Stat” Smith. The win will set up a general election showdown next month, April 5, against two Independent candidates, fellow Councilor Rosa DiFlorio and one-time...

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City Clerk Rushed to Hospital

March 6, 2013
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Everett City Clerk Michael Matarazzo was rushed to the Whidden Hospital Tuesday afternoon, during the Special Primary Election, after suffering an apparent medical emergency. According to sources at the scene, Matarazzo collapsed while overseeing the election at the polling site for Ward 5 Precinct 2. There was no word on his condition at press...

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Everett Police Shut Down Illegal Gaming Operation

March 6, 2013
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Several weeks ago the Everett Police Department received information regarding a possible illegal gaming facility located at 365 Ferry St.  Members of the Everett Police Departments Criminal Investigations Unit (CIU) began an investigation into ‘The Ferry Cyber Skill Arcade”.  After three weeks of active investigation, using undercover officers, the lead detective was able to...

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DeMaria Submits Ambitious Capital Improvement Program

March 6, 2013
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria this week submitted an ambitious multi-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) to the city council that would cost the city $8,804,167 in FY 2014 if fully accepted and funded by the city council. According to the CIP, the plan would be funded from a variety of sources including grants, available funds, free-cash,...

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Fire Station Design and Repairs Getting Underway: $90k to Be Spent on Design Work; $160k to Go to Smaller Repairs

March 6, 2013
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Mayoral Chief of Staff Melissa Murphy said this week that the city of Everett has signed a contract with CBI engineering to complete design work for renovations to the Central Fire Station on Broadway and the Hancock Station on Hancock Street. According to Murphy, the contract is for $90,000 and will be paid out...

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Federal Sequester

March 6, 2013
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The deadline passed last Friday when mandated cuts to the federal programs started to take place. While many entitlements that are the budget busters were spared, the across the board budget cuts hit programs in public schools, transportation, the military and Head Start.  Mayor Carlo DeMaria is assessing the impact of the cuts to...

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Everett Boys Basketball Co-champions of the Greater Boston League

March 6, 2013
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The Everett High School boys basketball was set to play Lynn English in the Division 1 North semifinals Tuesday night at Beverly High School. Everett, co-champion of the Greater Boston League, had advanced with wins over East Boston, 77-65, and Lowell (56-48). Everett (16-6) entered the tournament as the No. 7 seed. English, tri-champion...

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Obituaries 03-06-2013

March 6, 2013
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Grace Nicolosi Of Everett Grace M. (Bonavita) Nicolosi of Everett died on February 26. The beloved wife of late Joseph, she was the loving mother of Leonard J. and his wife, Barbara of Everett and sister of late Michael Bonavita, Sadie Montalbano, Jack Bonavita, Betty Mazza and Sebastian “Benny” Bonavita.  She is also survived...

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Crosby Talks Casino at Chamber Breakfast

March 1, 2013
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Crosby Talks Casino at Chamber Breakfast

Stephen Crosby, chair of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, addressed local business leaders and officials at the Everett Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Breakfast Tuesday morning at BNY Mellon. A graduate of Harvard University who holds a Juris Doctor degree from Boston University, Crosby is the chairman of the five-member Commission that is considering 11...

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Mayor’s Birthday Fundraiser Nets $12k for BGCMC

March 1, 2013
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Mayor’s Birthday Fundraiser Nets $12k for BGCMC

On February 21 Mayor Carlo DeMaria was pleased to share his 40th birthday with the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Middlesex County (BGCMC) who also turned 40!  Mayor DeMaria generously offered the BGCMC the opportunity to host a combined event to increase community awareness of the organization, with all the proceeds benefitting the...

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Primary Day is Tuesday 3,500 Voters Expected to Go to Polls on March 5

March 1, 2013
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City Clerk Michael Matarazzo said this week that he is expecting about 3,500 voters to make their way to the polls next Tuesday, March 5 for the Special Primary Election to replace disgraced former State Representative Stephen “Stat” Smith, who was convicted of voter fraud in January. “I could see it go up to...

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Aldermen Support Call for More Police

March 1, 2013
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The Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Monday night to support a request for up to five new police officers, while both Police Chief Steven Mazzie and Mayor Carlo DeMaria appeared before the board to echo that support. However, when the new officers can be hired and put into action still is unclear. Aldermen Michael...

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Aldermen Nix Stipend Increase for Retirement Bd.

March 1, 2013
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In what appeared to be a moment of confusion by members of the Board of Aldermen on Monday night, the body voted to reconsider an earlier motion to approve a stipend increase for the retirement board, and upon the second vote, declined to support the stipend increase, effectively killing it for a year. Following...

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Primary Day Is Next Tuesday

March 1, 2013
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We urge all eligible voters of Everett to go to the polls and vote next Tuesday for one of the five candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for State Representative. The general election for this office is set for April 2 and will feature three candidates. This special election to fill the seat that was...

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Elections to Be Monitored By Secretary of State’s Office

March 1, 2013
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City Clerk Michael Matarazzo announced on Tuesday that state election officials from the Secretary of State’s office had visited with city election staff to go over Election Day procedures for the upcoming election and will provide support for Tuesday’s Special Primary Election. “We asked them to come over and sit with our people, go...

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Guest Op-Ed Reserving the Right

March 1, 2013
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At the most recent Finance Committee Meeting a question arose regarding the best way for the City to budget and account for appropriations made in anticipation of settling collective bargaining agreements.  An idea was proposed to eliminate the Mayor’s reserve fund, the account that is currently earmarked for use when collective bargaining the City’s...

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Voting Reminders for Upcoming Election

March 1, 2013
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With the upcoming State Representative election, the City Clerk’s Office would like to remind residents of important voting information.  The Q & A below contains some of the more frequently asked and important questions regarding voting for the upcoming March 5, 2013 election. Q.  When is the primary for the special state representative election?...

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Everett High Sports Roundup

March 1, 2013
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Boys hockey team wins Mulloy Tournament The Everett High boys hockey team concluded its season in thrilling fashion with a pair of exciting, down-to-the wire-and-beyond victories to capture the James F. Mulloy Tournament held last week at Allied Veterans Rink. Both triumphs could not have been scripted any better for high drama by a...

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Obituaries 02-27-2013

March 1, 2013
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Constantine Ferrante Enjoyed Local Politics Constantine “Charlie” Ferrante of Everett died on February 20. He was 90 years old. A World War II veteran, he was raised in East Cambridge and spent most of his adult life in Everett raising a family and enjoying local politics. He was the beloved husband of the late...

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Everett Students Earn Audition for Northeastern District Music Festival

February 20, 2013
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Everett Students Earn Audition for Northeastern District Music Festival

Lafayette School students Kristi Ho, Jennifer Melara, Conor Rachlin and Baraka Salumu participated in the Northeastern District Music Festival Auditions, a testament to their individual talents and the musical opportunities provided by the Everett Public Schools. The four students took part in a rigorous audition process that included 963 students from more than 95 public and private...

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